In preparation for what promises to be an outstanding festival this coming May, The Ojai Poetry Festival just launched a newly redesigned website where you can learn more about the event that brings poets such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Galway Kinnell, Robert Bly, Jane Hirshfield, and Gary Snyder to Ojai every other year for readings and discussions. The festival is made possible through generous sponsors and loyal, fun-loving volunteers. If you are in the Ojai area and are at all interested in helping out, come check out the next volunteer’s meeting on January 8th at 7PM in the Ojai Library.
Also, if you or your company are looking to make some tax-deductible donations before the end of the year, why not support the literary arts? Contact the Ojai Poetry Festival for details on the benefits of sponsoring this organization, which brings poetry into Ojai Valley schools, sponsors spoken word events for local poets, and awards the Stan Brown Teen Poetry Prize to encourage local teens to see themselves as writers in the larger literary world. Sign up for the newsletter to stay current with news leading up to the festival and to be notified when tickets go on sale.